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Bexar GOP Delegate Backs Cruz In Not Endorsing Trump

Shelley Kofler
Texas Public Radio
Bexar County GOP delegate Grant Moody supported an effort to nominate someone other than Donald Trump.

This morning in Cleveland Sen. Ted Cruz doubled down on his decision not to endorse Donald Trump when he told Texas delegates:  "I am not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father." 

Bexar County delegate Grant Moody says he doesn’t have any problem with Cruz withholding support.

“Given the primary and some of the comments and tweets that Donald Trump made,” Moody says Cruz’ not endorsing Trump is understandable.

“But more importantly, is he presenting himself as a conservative who can lead on GOP issues, lead on our values?  I don’t think we’ve seen it yet,” says Moody.

Moody was among Republicans supporting Free the Delegates, a movement at the convention that unsuccessfully tried to change rules so someone other than Trump could be considered for the Party nomination.

Moody says he’s glad Cruz spoke at the convention even though some critics have suggested the Senator should have stayed away.

“I’m glad he’s out there leading, not just falling in line.”

Moody believes Trump skeptics like himself will give the Party’s nominee a second chance if he begins addressing issues of importance to conservatives.  Moody says Trump’s nomination acceptance speech tonight would be a good place to start.

Live coverage of this final night of the GOP convention begins at 7 p.m. on Texas Public Radio 89.1